Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Unexpected

I am not really sure what to say except that... you just never know.

Uh-huh.  A mouse in the bathtub.  A. MOUSE. in. the. bathtub. Gnawing on a wet washcloth.

Poor little button.  I'm sure he was sick because he was just kind of sleeping (dying?) and nodding off.  I put a big, thick towel over him and put him outside.  He poked around in the leaves then curled back up in the towel.
This is a little too wabi-sabi for me, but what's a girl to do?  Old house, cold weather, mouse.
The funniest part is how we found him.  Finn had a couple of friends over and they were having a Scooby Doo marathon.  One of the kids had to poop, but was feeling a little Scooby scared, so he asked me if I would go with him.  He was sitting and I was cleaning the sink when he says, "Uh, Michele, there's a mouse in the bath tub."
He was right!
Seeing as how we have 2 cats and 2 dogs in this house, he's a damn lucky mousey.  He's a bit unlucky in that I had just put some Barkeepers Friend in the tub that morning for some industrial cleaning that I was going to do later in the day.  I do this about twice a year. Usually I just use baking soda and vinegar, but every now and then I have to go chemical.  I hope, hope, hope he didn't ingest any. Sniff. 
What's in your tub today?

6 comments:

  1. That was great of you to put him outside. I think he was prolly ill or he would not have been in the tub to begin with. They are pretty shy and he was not acting like a mouse usually does.
    So it goes.

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  2. We, luckily, haven't had any mice in the house, but my older cat used to frequently bring home dead mice and rats that she had caught.

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  3. What a photo op! You might have missed him if you hadn't gone in bathroom. He's awfully cute and not dead. Maybe just a little tired?
    ms md

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  4. Aww, he's kind of cute. I hope the fresh air did him some good.

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  5. I know...I'm still holding out hope that he was OK. He was SO cute.

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